IPG and Lima Corporate Partner to Support Value Based Care Delivery in the U.S.

February 24, 2017


IPG, the industry-leading provider of Device Benefit Management solutions, today announced a partnership with Lima Corporate, a global medical device company providing reconstructive and fixation orthopaedic solutions. With a national footprint and focus on the commercial health care market, IPG enables high quality, cost effective surgical care and supports the delivery of value based care for high cost surgical procedures for their health plan clients. This partnership creates significant opportunities to improve surgical outcomes, while reducing overall healthcare costs.

“Lima Corporate is enthusiastic to initiate this collaboration with IPG as it represents a paradigm shift in the medical device market in the U.S. while maintaining access to state-of-the-art devices. Through this agreement, Lima is able to provide key technology, such as our Trabecular Titanium technology used in our hip and shoulder portfolio, which are the only 3D printed devices with 10-years of clinical follow-up,” said Luigi Ferrari, CEO of Lima Corporate.

By bringing transparency, contracting strategy, analytics and surgical expertise related to the delivery of device-intensive surgical procedures, IPG enables surgeons and facilities to successfully make value-based care delivery decisions that drive quality and affordability around surgical procedures through device selection and site of care optimization. As IPG continues to execute on its manufacturer partnership strategy with firms who strategically align with this objective, Lima was identified as an excellent fit.

“IPG is excited about the opportunity to work closely with Lima to bring their high-value technology to IPG’s health plan clients and patients,” said Vince Coppola, President & CEO of IPG. “This relationship will further expand our mission to bring high quality, cost effective surgical solutions to the U.S. healthcare market.”

As a participating manufacturer in IPG’s Device Benefit Management program, Lima will gain access to IPG’s expansive network of direct partnering facilities and surgeons. This agreement will provide greater access for IPG’s customers for high quality shoulder, hip and knee arthroplasty products. Lima has a strong international presence, and the partnership with IPG will enable Lima to significantly drive expansion of their products in the United States.

About Lima Corporate
Lima Corporate is a global medical device company providing reconstructive orthopaedic solutions to surgeons who face the challenges of improving the quality of life of their patients. Based in Italy, Lima Corporate is committed to the development of innovative products and procedures to enable surgeons to select ideal solution for every individual patient. Lima Corporate’s product range includes large joint revision and primary implants and complete extremities solutions including fixation. For additional information on the Company, please visit www.limacorporate.com.

About IPG
IPG is the leading provider of Device Benefit Management solutions, working with health plans, providers, surgical facilities and patients across the country to improve quality and reduce costs for surgical procedures through optimization of the most effective site of care and device selection, resulting in more affordable high-quality care to consumers. For more information about IPG, call us at 866.753.0046, or visit us on the web at www.ipg.com.

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Drue is Managing Partner for The De Angelis Group.

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